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All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these...

Glenn R. Miller

I’m very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has engaged The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (Bethesda, MD) to help us create a more vibrant, outward-looking culture among Pennsylvania’s public libraries. The intent of the Turning Outward...

Laura O'Grady

A few years ago library systems around the country began to promote the idea of library “outposts” or in the case of the Free Library of Philadelphia, “Hot Spots.” These flexible mini-libraries found a home in urban centers across the country. Reaching outside their traditional...

November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources.   The launch event took place on October 21 at the make717 Innovation Center located at the Branch Campus of Thaddeus Stevens...

Bradford Area Public Library will expand its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with internships, programming and volunteerism.  Read more on BradfordEra.com.   ...

Christine Kroger

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Nicole Husbands

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers Tuesday, February 14, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 1 hour  Registration The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) exists not only to protect consumers but to empower all of us to take more control over our economic...

Rachael Troianos

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Pennsylvania eBook Consortium

The Pennsylvania eBook Consortium Continues for the 2017-2018 school year…at the same pricing as this year! What is the Pennsylvania eBook Consortium? The Pennsylvania eBook Consortium began for this 2016-2017 school year and allows schools to access a comprehensive library...